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Ex-Googler On Discrimination: 'Speaking Up Didn't Fix A Damn Thing'

Ex-Google engineer Erica Baker fought back against discriminatory employment practices when she organized the creation of a spreadsheet of her co-workers’ salaries to encourage transparency. Google’s management was obviously displeased and punished Baker, who is a black woman, by withholding peer bonuses — but didn’t… » 7/25/15 5:00pm 7/25/15 5:00pm

Man Continuously Interrupts Woman During SXSW Panel on Diversity

At a SXSW panel yesterday called How Innovation Happens, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discussed how an increased level of diversity and gender inclusivity is necessary to bring about breakthroughs in the tech sphere. » 3/17/15 9:50am 3/17/15 9:50am

YouTube CEO: 'Paid Maternity Is Good for Business'

Susan Wojcicki wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal earlier this week making a pretty good case for longer, paid maternity leave. The YouTube CEO is a bit of a trailblazer in the tech industry, she joined Google while it was still a start up and, more interestingly, while she was four months pregnant. Wojcicki… » 1/17/15 3:15pm 1/17/15 3:15pm

Duh, Iggy and Beyoncé Won this Year's Internet Popularity Contest

It's the end of year, which means the social networks are rolling out their annual year-end recaps telling us who and what "won the Internet" in 2014. If you were sitting around Googling diamond-encrusted butt plug this year (per Mark Shrayber), then sorry you do not have your finger on the pulse of what's happening… » 12/16/14 6:15pm 12/16/14 6:15pm

The People Who Google Their Dates the Most Are Definitely Media People

Over at The Cut, Maureen O'Connor has done another deep dive into the world of dating trends, writing about "the ultimate abstinence": people who abstain from googling their dates. What she doesn't mention is that the people who are the biggest offenders on this front are hashtag "media people." » 6/23/14 3:20pm 6/23/14 3:20pm